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Mission and Values

The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at WVU will be known for honoring the worth of every individual and sustaining and environment where all people are encouraged to succeed and excel.

  • We are committed to the inclusion of all socioeconomic groups, traditional and non-traditional students, international and domestic persons, the extended academic community, and society;
  • Every collegiate unit will continually examine itself and identify ways of assuring that a comprehensive approach to achieving belonging and integration of all stakeholders;
  • The essential elements of character- integrity, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship- will transcend every element of the Statler College;
  • Students will be prepared with principles and competencies in order to function effectively in the global workplace;
  • No form of illegal discrimination or harassment will be tolerated; complaints of illegal discrimination or harassment and abuses will be addressed in an objective and timely manner; and,
  • All people will be accountable for their actions.

The Statler College recognizes diversity, equity and inclusion as follows:

Diversity ​

Diversity is strength. We commit to not only increasing, but also promoting social and cultural characteristics that provide perspective and enhance innovation that transcends race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origin, religious beliefs, age, (dis)ability status, political status, veteran status etc..


We all work together to ensure fair treatment, equal opportunities and advancements of our students, faculty and staff, we ensure that everyone has the tools they need to achieve their fullest potential. We are One WVU!


We are committed to ensuring that our campus is a place where all our students, faculty and staff are being welcomed, valued and promoted. We are committed to creating empowering and collaborative environments in which any individual or group can feel comfortable to share ideas and perspectives to guarantee the best possible outcome of any pursuit; our differences are our strengths!

NAS WVU Native American Studies Land Acknowledgement

WVU, with its statewide institutional presence, resides on land that includes ancestral territories of the Shawnee, Lenape (Delaware), Haudenosaunee (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, Tuscarora), Cherokee, and many other Indigenous peoples.

In acknowledging this, we recognize and appreciate those Indigenous nations whose territories we are living on and working in. Indigenous peoples have been in the land currently known as West Virginia since time immemorial.

It is important that we understand both the context that has brought our university community to reside on this land, and our place within this long history. We also recognize that colonialism is a current ongoing process, and as scholars seeking truth and understanding, we need to be mindful of our present participation in this process. For more information visit the WVU Program for Native American Studies.